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Honau Kachina by oxboxer Honau Kachina by oxboxer
I wanted to draw a Thanksgiving picture, but remembered that pilgrims are not as cool as Native Americans and food, and I'd rather eat food than draw it, so... I looked up a bunch of tribes and their holidays and eventually landed on the Hopi.

HOPI AND THEIR COOL KACHINAS. AAAAGH. They're the wrong tribe for Thanksgiving since they're on almost the exact opposite side of the country, but kachinas are maybe the most inspirational thing ever. Ugh they are so cool I want to learn MOAR. There's not that much info about them online but someone on Tumblr posted a lot of good links to resources here: [link]

So click through and check out those links! There's speculation that the Thanksgiving story was partly/totally made up, but what's real is the cultures and traditions of tons of native peoples who are still kicking around today! Maybe spend November researching a tribe (and pigging out) instead of turning your handprint into a turkey for the 500th time (and pigging out).

(Also if you are ACTUALLY HOPI and want to give me a few pointers, I'm all ears... I don't want to accidentally offend anyone with my goofy drawings! Especially since I kinda want to draw more of these...)
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VidGamerArtisan Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I'm Hopi, and I just gotta say, love these depictions of our Kachinas. They're so original and amazing!! I don't think any Hopi would be offended by these, I think they would be impressed more than anything
oxboxer Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Aaaah, I'm so glad you like them! I'm sure mine pale in comparison to the real deal, though. :D
FrozenFeather Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love this!
NorikoNyaaa Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much for the info!!! I'm very very interesting in mythology and everything about cultures. Your draws about Hopi culture are amazing and lovable. Thank you for share them ^__^
oxboxer Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I'm glad you like it! I like to share the things I learn. =)
Rocky-O Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
EEEEEEEE MUD PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!! Love it!!!!!
Sedillio Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I think these are lovely! Very cute, never seen anyone take a cartoon style to these guys! I'm a quarter hopi, I live here in New Mexico and I'm quite familiar with all these guys! Especially the mudheads! XD I'm not offended and would love to see more from you! :D
unaru Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love Hopi Kachinas and actually have a few. My favorite are the Hopi Ogres. :3
witch13888 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I am Hopi and I love your art of the Katsinam!!! :heart: I squeed when I saw this <3333333333
oxboxer Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Omg! I'm glad you like it~ =)
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